Data Breaches

Data Breaches

With potential healthcare data breaches impacting well-known companies such as Sony Pictures, the importance of data security and safeguards has taken the spotlight. Healthcare facilities more »

Dominated by what seemed like an almost endless parade of data breaches, 2014 was a rough year for healthcare data security. Despite attacks against retail, more »

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be able to proceed with its enforcement action against the testing laboratory LabMD for an alleged healthcare data breach more »

The need for better healthcare cybersecurity measures has been an issue making headlines recently, especially with President Barack Obama announcing a cybersecurity bill earlier this more »

The PHI safety of some Sunglo Home Health Services patients could potentially be at risk after a laptop was stolen from the Harlingen, Texas-based facility. more »

Patient privacy violations can occur in numerous ways. Healthcare organizations must remain vigilant in how sensitive data is stored and transmitted to patients, whether it more »

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is investigating a potential HIPAA violation where the personal information of inmates at a county jail was sent more »

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently proposed a new data security law that would ensure that compromised healthcare information would also be cause for more »

President Barack Obama spoke on the importance of cybersecurity earlier this week, which got healthcare industry leaders excited about the possibility for improvements that could more »

A HIPAA violation can occur when a healthcare organization does not adhere to administrative, technical or even physical safeguards that have been put in place. more »

A total of 8,733 veterans were affected by data breaches in November, according to the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Of more »

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation last week requiring health insurance companies in the state to use health data encryption methods. The move hopes more »

Without the necessary security measures in place, facilities could soon find themselves battling healthcare data breaches. When patients’ PHI is also exposed, it could lead more »

A patient discovered other individuals’ PHI exposed in her own hospital discharge paperwork. A patient who was recently discharged from The Medical Center of Aurora more »

Healthcare security must be able to keep pace with the evolution of how healthcare data is used. For example, healthcare data is more valuable than more »

A patient privacy violation potentially occurred when medical records were found in an unused warehouse. It is not always easy to determine if HIPAA violations more »

The USPS announced that a healthcare data breach possibly compromised the information of 485,000 current and former employees. The United States Postal Service (USPS) first more »

The healthcare industry was riddled with data breaches, HIPAA violations, and concerns over patient privacy rights in 2014. Will 2015 be any different, or can more »

Patient privacy was potentially compromised in Nevada and Minnesota, following two separate instances. The implementation of HIPAA administrative safeguards are essential when it comes to more »

Two organizations are collaborating to improve medical device cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) more »

Maintaining security measures and training can help prevent healthcare data breaches. Healthcare facilities should remain vigilant in their security measures and keep devices containing PHI more »

The VA experienced a healthcare data breach after a third-party vendor allegedly had an online security flaw. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) experienced yet more »

Two healthcare data breaches compromised patients’ PHI security. When healthcare organizations fail to adhere to HIPAA requirements, patients’ PHI security can become compromised. Whether employees more »

Without the right physical, administrative and technical safeguards, facilities could face healthcare data breaches. Healthcare facilities must remain diligent in their security measures, whether it more »

A potential HIPAA violation occurred after patient records at a Tennessee hospice wound up on the side of a highway. A hospice employee’s failure to more »

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